Foo Fighters The Colour & The Shape Capitol

Click to follow
The Independent Culture
The Colour & The Shape may be an improvement on Foo Fighters' debut, but it has less impact. It is difficult to tell why; this is pleasant enough grunge-pop, energetic and melodic in roughly equal parts, but there is a touch of desperation about the album, as if Dave Grohl and his cronies realise that there's not that much mileage left in this kind of lumpen, overwrought American rock.

Certainly, the Foos' brand of anthemic disillusion now sounds as if it is beaming in from another culture entirely - for who, in this bright new dawn, really wants to listen to an American millionaire complaining loudly about people never giving him enough space, as Grohl does in "Enough Space"? If you don't have enough space, Dave, go out and buy some n